Chellis Glendinning Papers (1890-2008, bulk 1980s-2007)
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Correspondence  1827-1904 [series]:

The Correspondence series, 1827-1904, predominates the collection and is arranged chronologically; containing correspondence with his family, and business associates in connection to his work with canal and bridge companies, and the U.S. War Department. Constantly in a state of travel, Charles Ellet Jr.’s frequent communication with his beloved wife, Ellie, creates an intimate portrait of his daily life, business dealings, and professional experiences. Correspondence prior to their marriage was not preserved. Notable to the papers, are Ellet’s communications with John Roebling, Joseph Cabell, Edward Stanton, and the United States War Department. Missing from the collection is the preservation of communication between McClellan and Ellet. Observations and reports of Charles Ellet, Jr.’s trips to Europe are detailed in the correspondence, 1830-1831 and 1844. Correspondence between 1862 and 1864 consists of family correspondence between Charlie Rivers Ellet, Alfred Ellet, and Mary Virginia Ellet Cabell, with military correspondence related to Alfred Ellet and Charlie River’s involvement in the U.S Ram Fleet and Mississippi Marine Brigade (Ellet’s Brigade). After 1864, the correspondence reflects Mary’s work to preserve and promote Charles Ellet, Jr.’s accomplishments and contributions to 19th century public works projects through publication, the launching of the U.S.S Ellet, and the preservation of the papers in an archival repository.

Box   1   1
1827
Box   1   2
1828
Box   1   3
January-April 1829
Box   1   4
May-July 1829
Box   1   5
August-November 1829 (Includes: To Thomas Lipponcott, May 9, 1829; description Chesapeake and Ohio canal work).
Box   1   6
December 1829
Box   1   7
January 1830
Box   1   8
February-March 1830 (Includes: Ellet to Brother John Ellet, February 24, 1830)
Box   1   9
1831 (Includes: Ellet to Mary Ellet, March 7 1831-January 1832; regarding trip to Europe)
Box   1   10
1832
Box   1   11
1833 (Includes: Recommendation Letter by Benjamin Wright, September 5, 1833)
Box   1   12
January-May 1834
Box   1   13
June-December 1834
Box   1   14
January-May 1835
Box   1   15
June 1835
Box   1   16
July 1835 (Includes: Benjamin Wright to Ellet, July 17, 1835)
Box   2   1
August-September 1835
Box   2   2
October 1835 (Includes: Joseph Cabell to Ellet, October 11, 1835)
Box   2   3
November 1835
Box   2   4
December 1835
Box   2   5
January 1836
Box   2   6
February 1836 (Includes: Joseph Cabell to Ellet, February 25, 1836)
Box   2   7
March 1836
Box   2   8
April 1836
Box   2   9
May 1836
Box   2   10
June 1836
Box   2   11
July 1836
Box   2   13
August 1836
Box   2   14
September 1836 (Includes: Letter of Retraction written by Ellet, September 30, 1836; regarding encounter Moncure Robinson)
Box   2   15
October 1836 (Includes: Benjamin Wright to Ellet, October, 17, 1836; Newtown Mickie to Ellet, October 16, 1836)
Box   2   16
November 1836
Box   2   17
December 1836
Box   3   1
January 1837
Box   3   2
February 1837
Box   3   3
March 1837
Box   3   4
April 1837
Box   3   5
May 1837
Box   3   6
June 1837
Box   3   7
July 1837
Box   3   8
August 1837
Box   3   9
September 1837
Box   3   10
October 1-15, 1837
Box   3   11
October 16-31, 1837
Box   3   12
November 1837
Box   3   13
December 1837
Box   4   1
January-February 1838
Box   4   2
March 1838
Box   4   3
April 1838
Box   4   4
May 1838
Box   4   5
June 1838
Box   4   6
July 1838 (Includes: John Roebling to Ellet, July 16, 1838)
Box   4   7
August 1838
Box   4   8
September-October 1838
Box   4   9
November 1838
Box   4   10
December 1838
Box   4   11
January 1839 (Includes: Ellet to William Seward, January 15, 1839; regarding freight charges on New York canals)
Box   4   12
February 1839
Box   4   13
March 1839
Box   4   14
April 1839
Box   4   15
May 1-11, 1839
Box   4   16
May 12-23, 1839
Box   4   17
June-July 1839
Box   5   1
August 1839 (Includes: Ellet to C. Lane, August 19, 1839; regarding suspension bridge plans across the Mississippi river)
Box   5   2
September 1839
Box   5   3
October 1839
Box   5   4
November 1839
Box   5   5
December 1839
Box   5   6
January 1840 (Includes: John Roebling to Ellet, January 28, 1840)
Box   5   7
February 1840
Box   5   8
March 1840
Box   5   9
April-May 1840
Box   5   10
June 1-17, 1840
Box   5   11
June 18-30, 1840
Box   5   12
July 1840
Box   5   13
August 1840
Box   5   14
September-October 1840
Box   5   15
November 1840
Box   5   16
December 1840 (Includes: John Roebling to Ellet, December 16, 1840)
Box   6   1
January 1841
Box   6   2
February 1841 (Includes: Roebling to Ellet, February 1, 1841)
Box   6   3
March 1841 (Includes: Ellet to George E. Badger, March 18, May 8, 1841; regarding wire cables as defense)
Box   6   4
April 1841 (Includes: Roebling to Ellet, April 2, 1841)
Box   6   5
May 1841 (Includes: Ellet to Secretary of War John Bell, May 17, 1841; regarding wire cables as defense)
Box   6   6
June 1-17, 1841
Box   6   7
June 18-30, 1841
Box   6   8
July 1841
Box   6   9
August 1841
Box   6   10
September-November 1841
Box   6   11
December 1841
Box   6   12
January 1842
Box   6   13
February 1842
Box   6   14
March-April 1842
Box   6   15
May 1842
Box   6   16
June-July 1842
Box   6   17
August 1842
Box   6   18
September 1842
Box   7   1
October 1842
Box   7   2
November 1842
Box   7   3
December 1842
Box   7   4
January-April 1843 (Includes: Ellet to Daniel Zane, January 10, 1843; regarding Wheeling Suspension bridge)
Box   7   5
May-August 1843
Box   7   6
September-October 1843
Box   7   7
November-December 1843
Box   7   8
January-March 1844
Box   7   9
April-May 1844
Box   7   10
June 1844 (Includes:Ellet to Ellie, June 2, 1844-July 14, 1844, Account of trip in Europe)
Box   7   11
July-August 1844
Box   7   12
September-December 1844
Box   7   13
January 1845
Box   7   14
February 1845 (Includes: Ellwood Morris to Ellet, February 9, 1845)
Box   7   15
March 1-13, 1845
Box   7   16
March 14-31, 1845
Box   7   17
April 1-14, 1845
Box   7   18
April 15-31, 1845
Box   8   19
May 1845 (Includes: Ellet to Duncan C. Pell, May 3, 1843)
Box   8   1
June 1845
Box   8   2
July 1845
Box   8   3
August 1-14, 1845
Box   8   4
August 15-31, 1845
Box   8   5
September 1845
Box   8   6
October 1845
Box   8   7
November 1-11,1845
Box   8   8
November 12-30, 1845
Box   8   9
December 18455
Box   8   10
January-February 1846
Box   8   11
March-April 1846
Box   8   12
May-June 1846
Box   8   13
July-August 1846
Box   8   14
September-December 1846
Box   8   15
January-April 1847
Box   8   16
May-June 1847 (Includes: Lot Clark to Ellet, June 10, 1847; relating support for the Niagara Suspension bridge)
Box   8   17
July 1847
Box   9   1
August 1847
Box   9   2
September 1847
Box   9   3
October 1847
Box   9   4
November 1-15, 1847
Box   9   5
November 16-30, 1847
Box   9   6
December 1-15, 1847
Box   9   7
December 16-31, 1847
Box   9   8
January 1-22, 1848
Box   9   9
January 24-31, 1848
Box   9   10
February 1848 (Includes:Ellet to Lot Clark, February 27, 1848; regarding foot bridge over Niagara. C.B. Stuart to Ellet, February 28, 1848)
Box   9   11
March 1-13, 1848
Box   9   12
March 14-30, 1848
Box   9   13
April 1848 (Includes: J.C. Colton to Ellet, April 5, 1848)
Box   9   14
May 1-14, 1848
Box   9   15
May 15-31, 1848 (Includes: J.A. Spencer to Ellet, May 31, 1848; regarding the toll bridge controversy with the legal opinion that possession of the bridge belongs to the contractor)
Box   9   16
June 1848
Box   10   1
July 1848
Box   10   2
August 1-17, 1848 (Includes: L.G. Hulettl to Ellet, August 15, 1848 [telegram]; regarding injunction granting possession of the Niagara Suspension bridge to the directors)
Box   10   3
August 18-30, 1848 (Includes: J.A. Spencer to Ellet, August 21, 1848; expressing legal opinion on the Niagara Suspension bridge)
Box   10   4
September 1848
Box   10   5
October 1-15, 1848 (Includes: Jonathan Baldwin Thulett to Ellet, October 3, 1848; account of Ellet's agents taking half of the Niagara Suspension bridge by force)
Box   10   6
October 16-31, 1848
Box   10   7
November 1-19, 1848
Box   10   8
November 20-30, 1848
Box   10   9
December 1848
Box   10   10
January 1-17, 1849
Box   10   11
January 18-31, 1849
Box   10   12
February 1-14, 1849
Box   10   13
February 15-30, 1849
Box   10   14
March 1-9, 1849
Box   10   15
March 10-30, 1849
Box   10   16
April 1-19, 1849
Box   11   1
April 20-30, 1849
Box   11   2
May 1849
Box   11   3
June 1-23, 1849
Box   11   4
June 24-30, 1849
Box   11   5
July 1849
Box   11   6
August 1849
Box   11   7
September 1849
Box   11   8
October-November 1849
Box   11   9
December 1849
Box   11   10
January-March 1850
Box   11   11
April-May 1850
Box   11   12
June-July 1850
Box   11   13
August 1850
Box   11   15
September-November 1850
Box   11   16
December 1850
Box   11   17
January-February 1851
Box   12   1
March-April 1851
Box   12   2
May-June 1851
Box   12   3
July 1851
Box   12   4
August-November 1851
Box   12   5
December 1851
Box   12   6
January 1852
Box   12   7
February 1-20, 1852
Box   12   8
February 20-29, 1852
Box   12   9
March 1-19, 1852
Box   12   10
March 20-30, 1852
Box   12   11
April 1852
Box   12   12
May 1852
Box   12   13
June 1852
Box   12   14
July 1852
Box   12   15
August 1852
Box   12   16
September 1852
Box   12   17
October 1852
Box   13   1
November 1852
Box   13   2
December 1852
Box   13   3
January 1853
Box   13   4
February 1853
Box   13   5
March 1853
Box   13   6
April 1853
Box   13   7
May 1853 (Includes: Ellet to George Thompson, May 2, 1852)
Box   13   8
June 1853
Box   13   9
July 1-10, 1853
Box   13   10
July 11-31, 1853
Box   13   11
August 1853
Box   13   12
September 1853
Box   13   13
October 1-16, 1853
Box   13   14
October 17-31, 1853
Box   13   15
November 1853
Box   13   16
December 1853
Box   14   1
January 1-11, 1854
Box   14   2
January 12-30, 1854
Box   14   3
February 1-14, 1854
Box   14   4
February 15-28, 1854
Box   14   5
March 1-15, 1854
Box   14   6
March 16-30, 1854
Box   14   7
April 1-16, 1854
Box   14   8
April 17-30, 1854
Box   14   9
May 1-18, 1854
Box   14   10
May 19-31, 1854
Box   14   11
June 1-23, 1854
Box   14   12
June 24-30, 1854
Box   14   13
July 1-14, 1854
Box   14   14
July 15-31, 1854
Box   14   15
August 1854
Box   15   1
September 1-15, 1854
Box   15   2
September 20-30, 1854
Box   15   3
October 1854
Box   15   4
November 1854
Box   15   5
December 1854
Box   15   6
January 1855
Box   15   7
February 1-20, 1855
Box   15   8
February 21-26, 1855
Box   15   9
March 1855
Box   15   10
April 1855
Box   15   11
May 1855
Box   15   12
June-July 1855
Box   15   13
August 1855
Box   15   14
September 1855
Box   15   15
October 1855
Box   15   16
November 1855 (Includes: Ellet to the President and Director of the Hempfield Railroad, November 6, 1855)
Box   15   17
December 1855
Box   16   1
January 1856
Box   16   2
February 1856
Box   16   3
March 1856
Box   16   4
April 1856
Box   16   5
May 1856
Box   16   6
June 1856
Box   16   7
July 1856
Box   16   8
August 1856
Box   16   9
September 1-19, 1856
Box   16   10
September 20-30, 1856
Box   16   11
October 1-14, 1856
Box   16   12
October 15-31, 1856
Box   16   13
November 1856
Box   16   14
December 1856
Box   16   15
January 1857 (Includes: Frank Williams to Ellet, January 13, 1857)
Box   16   16
February 1857
Box   16   17
March-April 1857
Box   17   1
May-June 1857 (Includes: Ellet to John B. Floyd, Secretary of War, May 2, 1857)
Box   17   2
July-August 1857
Box   17   3
September 1857
Box   17   4
October 1857
Box   17   5
November 1857
Box   17   6
December 1857
Box   17   7
January 1858
Box   17   8
February 1858
Box   17   9
March-April 1858
Box   17   10
May 1858
Box   17   11
June 1858
Box   17   12
July 1858
Box   17   13
August 1858
Box   17   14
September 1858
Box   17   15
October 1858
Box   17   16
November 1858
Box   18   1
December 1-24, 1858
Box   18   2
December 25-31, 1858
Box   18   3
January 1859
Box   18   4
February 1859
Box   18   5
March 1859
Box   18   6
April 1859
Box   18   7
May 1859
Box   18   8
June-July 1859
Box   18   9
August 1859
Box   18   10
September 1859
Box   18   11
October-November 1859
Box   18   12
December 1859
Box   18   13
January 1860
Box   18   14
February 1860
Box   18   15
March-April 1860
Box   18   16
May 1860
Box   18   17
June 1860
Box   18   18
July 1860
Box   19   1
August-September 1860
Box   19   2
October 1860
Box   19   3
November-December 1860
Box   19   4
January-February 1861
Box   19   5
March 1861 (Includes: Ellet to Chase, March 30, 1861, Ellet offers to provision Fort Sumter)
Box   19   6
April 1861
Box   19   7
May 1861 (Includes: Ellet to Gideon Welles, May 11, 1861)
Box   19   8
June 1861
Box   19   9
July 1861 (Includes:Ellet to Charles Sedgewick, July 11, 1861)
Box   19   10
August 1861
Box   19   11
September 1861 (Includes: Ellet to Lincoln, September 8, 1861)
Box   19   12
October-November 1861 (Includes: Ellet to Lincoln, September 21, 1861; Ellet to Fremont, November 5, 1861)
Box   19   13
December 1-24, 1861
Box   19   14
December 25-31, 1861
Box   19   15
January 1862
Box   19   16
February 1-14, 1862 (Includes: James G. Blaine to Ellet, February 8, 1862)
Box   19   17
February 15-29, 1862
Box   19   18
March 1-19, 1862 (Includes: Ellet to Edward Ellet, March 11, 12, 1862; Edwin Stanton to Ellet, March 14, 1862)
Box   19   19
March 20-31, 1862
Box   20   1
April 1-7, 1862
Box   20   2
April 8-9, 1862
Box   20   3
April 10-15, 1862
Box   20   4
April 16-24, 1862
Box   20   5
April 25-27, 1862
Box   20   6
April 28-30, 1862
Box   20   7
May 1-8, 1862
Box   20   8
May 9-10, 1862
Box   20   9
May 11-14, 1862
Box   20   10
May 15-17,1862
Box   20   11
May 18-19, 1862
Box   20   12
May 20-22, 1862
Box   20   13
May 24-27, 1862 (Includes: Ellet to Edwin Stanton, May 26, 1862)
Box   21   1
May 28-31, 1862
Box   21   2
June 1-3, 1862 (Includes: Ellet to Davis, June 1, 1862)
Box   21   3
June 4-5, 1862
Box   21   4
June 6, 1862 (Includes: Ellet to Edwin Stanton, June 6, 1862)
Box   21   5
June 7, 1862
Box   21   6
June 8, 1862 (Includes: Ellet to Edwin Stanton, June 8, 1862)
Box   21   7
June 8, 1862, Gunshot Wound
Box   21   8
June 9-10, 1862 (Includes: C.H. Davis to Ellet, June 9, 1862)
Box   21   9
June 10-12, 1862 (Includes: Ellet to Edwin Stanton, June 11, 1862)
Box   21   10
June 13-15, 1862 (Includes: Ellet to Edwin Stanton, June 15, 1862)
Box   21   11
June 16-19, 1862
Box   21   12
June 20-26, 1862 (Includes: Edwin Stanton to Alfred Ellet, June 20, 1862; Alfred to Stanton, June 25, 1862)
Box   21   13
June 27-30, 1862
Box   21   14
July 1-16, 1862
Box   21   15
July 17-31, 1862
Box   22   1
August 1-24, 1862
Box   22   2
August 25-31, 1862
Box   22   3
September 1-19, 1862
Box   22   4
September 20-29, 1862
Box   22   5
October 1-16, 1862
Box   22   6
October 17-31, 1862
Box   22   7
November 1-15, 1862 (Includes: Alfred to Charlie, Novembe 3, 1862)
Box   22   8
November 16-23, 1862
Box   22   9
November 24-30, 1862
Box   22   10
December 1-3, 1862
Box   22   11
December 4-9, 1862
Box   22   12
December 10-14, 1862
Box   22   13
December 15-20, 1862
Box   22   14
December 21-25, 1862
Box   22   15
December 26-30, 1862
Box   22   16
December 31, 1862
Box   23   1
January 1-5, 1863
Box   23   2
January 6-11, 1863
Box   23   3
January 12-17, 1863
Box   23   4
January 18-31, 1863
Box   23   5
February 1-6, 1863
Box   23   6
February 7-18, 1863
Box   23   7
February 19-23, 1863
Box   23   8
February 24-28, 1863
Box   23   9
March 1-6, 1863
Box   23   10
March 7-23, 1863
Box   23   11
March 24-25, 1863
Box   23   12
March 26-30, 1863
Box   23   13
April 1863 (Includes: Porter to Alfred Ellet, April 4, 1863)
Box   23   14
May 1863
Box   23   15
June 1-12, 1863
Box   23   16
June 13-30, 1863
Box   24   1
July 1863
Box   24   2
August 1863
Box   24   3
September-December 1863
Box   24   4
1863 [undated]
Box   24   5
1864
Box   24   6
1865-1879
Box   24   7
1880
Box   24   8
1881-1882
Box   24   9
January-July 1883
Box   24   10
August-December 1883
Box   24   11
1884
Box   24   12
1885-1886
Box   24   13
1887-1888
Box   24   14
1889-1890
Box   24   15
1896-1900
Box   24   16
1901-1904
Box   24   17
Undated